Monday, August 12, 2013

He calls them all by name

It's nearly bedtime as I write this.  But we're not headed to bed. 

We are headed outside to lie down in the backyard, and watch the Perseid Meteor shower.

photo credit: wikipedia

Yes, it's time for a little awe and wonder, a little praise and worship to the God of all creation.

photo credit: nasa

But whether or not you are in a place where you could see them, you can still be in awe, and you can still praise.

"He made the greater light to rule the day,
and the lesser light to rule the night. 
He made the stars also."
Genesis 1:16

"Look now toward heaven,
and count the stars if you are able to number them."
Genesis 15:5

"Is not God in the height of heaven?
And see the highest stars,
how lofty they are!"
Job 22:12

"Where were you when the morning stars sang together,
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?"
Job 38:7

"When I consider Your heavens, 
the work of Your fingers,
the moon and the stars, 
which You have ordained"
Psalm 8:3

"He counts the number of the stars,
He calls them all by name"
Psalm 147:4

"Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all your stars of light!"
Psalm 148:3

"we have seen His star in the East
and have come to worship Him."
Matthew 2:2

"When the saw the star, they rejoiced
with exceedingly great joy"
Matthew 2:9

"one star differs from another star in glory"
1 Corinthians 15:41

"I am the Root and the Offspring of David,
the Bright and Morning Star."
Revelation 22:16


  1. This article says that scientists estimate there are a septillion (1 followed by 24 zeroes) stars.

    And the psalmist said God calls them all by name!